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The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.



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by Ray, Joseph E.
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Vessel Name: Edward Cary Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Log: 21 May 1854–7 August 1858 Keeper: Joseph E. Ray (boatsteerer) Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Master: Perry Winslow Owner-Agent: Charles G. & Henry Coffin
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by Veeder, Susan Austin
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Vessel Name: Nauticon Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Voyage: 13 September 1848-24 March 1853 Keeper: Susan C. Austin Veeder Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Master: Charles A. Veeder Owner-Agent: G. & M. Starbuck & Co. Log/journal, kept by captain's wife, Susan C. Austin Veeder, relating to a whaling voyage to Talcahuano, Pitcairn, Sandwich Islands, Arctic, and Tahiti. Includes 16 p. of watercolors of islands seen and descriptions of a baby born in Talcahuano...
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by Buckley, William
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Vessel Name: Ann Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Log: 27 May 1830 – 4 November 1830 Keeper: William Buckley, First Mate Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Master: Isaac Brayton Owner-Agent: I. Howland & Co. Range of Voyage: South Pacific; Peru; Cape Horn, Chile Vessel Name: Adeline Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Log: 3 December 1833 – 4 January 1836 Keeper: William Buckley Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: New Bedford, Mass. Master: William Buckley...
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Name of Vessel: Alaska Type of Vessel: Bark Dates of Log: 1 June 1876-28 May 1880 Keeper: Unknown Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: New Bedford, Mass. Master: Charles W. Fisher Range of Voyage: 1876 June - New Bedford 1877 May - Bay of Islands (New Zealand) 1878 Jan - Chatham Island, Pitts Island, Pyramid (New Zealand) 1878 Sept - Russells Bay of Islands (New Zealand) 1878 Dec - Chatham Island, Pitts Island, Pyramid (New Zealand) 1879 June - Russells Bay of Islands (New Zealand) 1879...
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Vessel Name: Levi Starbuck  Type of Vessel: Ship  Dates of Log: July 1833 - October 1836  Keeper:  Purpose of Voyage: Whaling  Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass.  Master: Shadrach Freeman  Owner-Agent: Levi Starbuck  Range of Voyage: Pacific Ocean
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by Hussey, Silvanus
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Vessel Name: Rose Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Log: 13 October 1805 - 8 January 1807 Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Keeper: Silvanus Hussey III Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Master: James Cary Range of Voyage: Nantucket, Mass.; China; New Zealand; Falklands Handwritten journal in five signatures; 3 1-signature booklets accordion bound with marbled paper and 2 1-signature booklets accordion bound; leather cover; 6 ½” x 4”. Additional loose signature in third booklet. Sections: 1-63, 64-111,...
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Vessel Name: Hero Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Log: Nov. 1, 1851 - May 5, 1854 Keeper: Edward P. Fish Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Master: M. Joseph McCleave Owner-Agent: G. & M. Starbuck & Co. Range of Voyage: Sea of Okhotsk; North Pacific Ocean; South Pacific Ocean Bound with log of Phoenix (sic) (1847-1851). Vessel Name: Phoenix Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Log: Aug. 3, 1847 - May 27, 1851 Keeper: Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: New...
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by Bunker, Obed R.
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Vessel Name: Constitution Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Log: July 21, 1839 - June 4, 1842 Keeper: Obed R. Bunker, Mate Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Master: Obed Ramsdell Owner-Agent: Charles G. & Henry Coffin Range of Voyage: Underway, Nantucket, 7/21/39 Corvo, Azores, sighted, 8/5/39 Fayal (Faial), Azores, sighted, 8/10/39 Pico, Azores, sighted, 8/10/39 St. Mary's (Santa Maria), Azores, sighted, 8/18/39 Saint Antonio (Santo Antao), Cape Verde, sighted,...
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Vessel Name: Phoenix Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Log: 17 Sept 1844-11 May 1848 Keeper: Perry Winslow ? Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Master: Perry Winslow Owner-Agent: Zenas Coffin Range of Voyage: Nantucket, Mass.; Guafa; Massafuera; Galapagos Islands; Marquesas Islands; Off Shore Grounds; Coast of Chile; Talcahuana; Cape Horn
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by Russell, Reuben
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Vessel Name: Susan Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Voyage: 22 November 1841-28 May 1846 Keeper: Reuben Russell Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Master: Reuben Russell
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by Gibbs, Richard C. Jr
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Vessel Name: Nantucket Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Log: June 14, 1855-June 18, 1855; Jan.1, 1857-Aug. 10, 1859. Keeper: Richard C. Gibbs, Jr. Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Master: Richard C. Gibbs Owner-Agent: Perry & Dunham Logkeeper was 13 yrs. old at beginning of voyage. His mother, Almira Gibbs, was also on board, and made many entries in the log in 1857 as she encouraged and critiqued her son's progress as a logkeeper.
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by Bloomfield, Thomas R.
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Vessel Name: Indian Chief Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Log: Oct. 1, 1842 - April 5, 1844 Keeper: Thomas R. Bloomfield, Mate Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: New London, Conn. Master: James F. Skinner Owner-Agent: Frink, Crew & Co. Range of Voyage: Indian Ocean; North Pacific Ocean; South Pacific Ocean; New London, Conn.; Crozet Islands; Atlantic Ocean Includes illustrations of islands and poems. Beautiful pointillist drawings of whales, both right whales and sperm whales. Also,...
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Vessel Name: George Type of Vessel: sloop Dates of Voyage: 5 May 1771–22 June 1771 Keeper: Unknown Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: Tarpaulin Cove Master: Unknown Owner-Agent: Unknown Vessel Name: George Type of Vessel: sloop Dates of Voyage: 1 July 1771–September 1771 Keeper: Unknown Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Master: Unknown Owner-Agent: Unknown Vessel Name: vessel not named Type of Vessel: Unknown Dates of Voyage: 2 November 1771–2 February...
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by Coffin, James G.
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Vessel Name: Washington Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Log: Sept. 16, 1842 - Oct. 14, 1844 Keeper: James G. Coffin Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: New Bedford, Mass. Master: James G. Coffin Owner-Agent: Jonathan Bourne, Jr. Range of Voyage: Indian Ocean; Cape of Good Hope Illustrations of a ship and whaling activity, islands, whales. Hiram H. Ackley, 4th mate died at sea Aug. 11, 1844. Cloth cover of sailcloth.
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Nantucket Historical Association
by Easton, Stephen Jr.
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Vessel Name: Planter Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Log: May 19, 1852 - August 7, 1856 Keeper: Stephen Easton Jr., carpenter Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Master: Henry Pease, 2nd Owner-Agent: E. W. Perry RANGE OF VOYAGE: Circumnavigation
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Name of Vessel: Friendship Type of Vessel: Dates of Log: August 28, 1770–October 6, 1770 Keeper: Reuben Hussey Purpose of Voyage: Trading Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Master: Benjamin Jenkins Range of Voyage: Quebec, Canada; Brazil Grounds Name of Vessel: Friendship Type of Vessel: Brig Dates of Log: April 12, 1770–May 29, 1770 Keeper: Reuben Hussey Purpose of Voyage: Trading Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Master: Benjamin Jenkins Range of Voyage: London, England; Quebec, Canada Name...
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Vessel Name: Omega Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Log: 6 November 1836 - 1 May 1840 Keeper: Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Master: Albert C. Gardner, 1836-1838, died Feb. 11, 1838; Benjamin Gardner, Feb. 25, 1838 - April 22, 1840. Owner-Agent: Joseph Starbuck
Topics: Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks
Nantucket Historical Association
by Coleman, Henry
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Vessel Name: Houqua Type of Vessel: Clipper Dates of Log: 8 June 1855 - 27 March 1856 Keeper: Henry Coleman Purpose of Voyage: China Trade Port of Origin: New York, N.Y. Master: Henry Coleman Owner-Agent: A. A. Low Range of Voyage: China Scan only of privately owned log; scan made June 2003. Missing entries between Dec 25th and Jan 3rd.
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Nantucket Historical Association
by Tallman, Sylvanus C.
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Name of Vessel: Benjamin Tucker Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Log: 22 November 1843-23 February 1846 Keeper: Sylvanus C. Tallman Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: New Bedford, Mass. Master: John R. Sands Range of Voyage: 1844 Nov 8 - Cerros Island (Mexico) 1845 Mar 19 - Karakakou Bay (Hawaii) 1845 Sept - Oahu (Hawaii) 1846 Feb - Montauk Light (N.Y.) Recordings: Date; weather; ships sighted; whales and oil taken; latitude and longitude; whale drawings, stamps for sperm whales, right...
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by Coffin, Samuel C.
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A Chace-Hussey Survey exists for this volume. Vessel Name: Lima Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Log: Aug. 29, 1838 - Nov. 30, 1841 Keeper: Samuel C. Coffin, Mate Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Master: Obed Luce, Jr. Owner-Agent: William B. Coffin
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by Chadwick, Reuben
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Vessel Name: Congress Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Log: Aug. 5, 1835 - Nov. 19, 1838 Keeper: Reuben Chadwick, 1st Mate Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Master: William Upham Owner-Agent: Philip H. Folger & Co. Range of Voyage: Flores, Azores, sighted, 8/9/35 Fayal, Azores, sighted, 8/13/35 St. Antonio, Cape Verde Islands, sighted, 8/29/35 Brava, Cape Verde Islands, sighted, 8/30/35 Trinidad Island, sighted, 9/28/35 Christermast Island, sighted, 11/1/35...
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by Worth, Henry
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Cloth cover of tarred sailcloth. Fifteen logbooks bound in one volume. Leather cover inscribed "Loog [sic] Book H. Worth" Vessel Name: Mary Type of Vessel: Brig Dates of Voyage: 19 November 1789–3 November 1790 Keeper: Henry Worth Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: Halifax, Nova Scotia Master: Edward Coffin Range of Voyage: Halifax, Nova Scotia; Cape Deverds Vessel Name: Pegga Type of Vessel: Sloop Dates of Voyage: 12 January 1791–30 July 1791 Keeper: Henry Worth Purpose...
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by Coffin, Andrew G.
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Vessel Name: Mariner Type of Vessel: Dates of Log: 20 June 1832–5 May 1836 Keeper: Andrew G. Coffin Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Master: Eben Coleman Owner-Agent: Christopher Mitchell and Co.
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Vessel Name: Charles Carroll Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Log: 1 December 1848–29 December 1852 Keeper: Unknown Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Master: Josiah C. Long Owner-Agent: William C. Swain & Other
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Vessel Name: Levi Starbuck Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Log: July 1833 - October 1836 Keeper: Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Master: Shadrach Freeman Owner-Agent: Levi Starbuck Range of Voyage: Pacific Ocean Voyage to the Pacific Ocean on whaling boat, Ship Levi Starbuck, Master Shadrach Freeman. They obtained 1885 barrels of sperm oil.
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Name of Vessel: Decatur Type of Vessel: U.S. Sloop of War Dates of Log: July 15, 1853–September 16, 1853 (Abstract) Keeper: Purpose of Voyage: Port of Origin: Master: William C. Whittle, Commander Range of Voyage: Boston, Mass.; Newfoundland, Canada Includes dates sailed, days at sea, days in port. Includes names of officers and Internal Rules and Regulations, 1853. Bound with Dale and Dolphin. Name of Vessel: Dale Type of Vessel: U.S. Sloop of War Dates of Log: October 17. 1853–December...
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by Fysh, Eldred E.
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Name of Vessel: Coronet Type of Vessel: Bark Dates of Log: May 30, 1837–April 30, 1839 Keeper: Eldred E. Fysh, Surgeon Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: London, England Master: William Addis Bond Name of Vessel: Elizabeth Type of Vessel: Bark Dates of Log: July 31, 1840–November 2, 1840 Keeper: Eldred E. Fysh, Second Mate Purpose of Voyage: Passengers Port of Origin: Mauritius Master: James Mansfield
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Nantucket Historical Association
by Chase, Owen
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Vessel Name: Charles Carroll Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Log: Aug. 31, 1836 - Feb. 15, 1840 Keeper: Owen Chase Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Master: Owen Chase Owner-Agent: David Joy
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by Gardner, George Washington Jr.
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Vessel Name: Harvest Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Log: Nov. 18, 1828 - Nov. 15, 1831 Keeper: George Washington Gardner, Jr. Third Mate Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Master: David N. Edwards Owner-Agent: Harrison G.O. Dunham Co.
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Vessel Name: Henry Clay Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Log: May 11, 1840 - April 7, 1841 Keeper: Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Master: Benjamin C. Sayer Owner-Agent: Christopher Wyer & Co. Range of Voyage: South Pacific Ocean Ship built at Rochester, Mass. in 1839 In 1841, Capt. Edward Austin replaced Capt. Sayer Bound with log from Ships Henry Clay (1844) and Edward Cary (1850-1851) Chase Survey is incomplete Vessel Name: Henry Clay Type of Vessel: Ship Dates...
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by Clapp, Henry, Jr.
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Vessel Name: Clio Type of Vessel: Brig Dates of Log: 18 January 1830 - 8 June 1830 Keeper: Henry Clapp, Jr. Purpose of Voyage: Teaching Port of Origin: Master: Alexander B. Pinkham Owner-Agent: Sir Isaac Coffin Range of Voyage: Boston, Mass.;St. Catherines Journal includes a record of trip to St. Catherines, Brazil from Boston; two reports for Alexander Pinkham, including a description of the functions of all the riggings; and a poem about the Coffin School written by Miss Sarah Bunker. Clapp...
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by Creasy, George
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Vessel Name: Emerald Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Log: 1 February 1844 - 10 July 1847 Keeper: George Creasy, Mate (10th voyage) Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: New Bedford, Mass. Master: Obed Cathcart Owner-Agent: Riddell & Dix
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by Coffin, Peter
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Vessel Name: Columbus Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Log: June 29, 1835 - Nov. 12, 1838 Keeper: Peter Coffin Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Master: Peter Coffin Owner-Agent: Paul Mitchell & Sons
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by Folger, Peleg
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Name of Vessel: Grampus Type of Vessel: Sloop Dates of Voyage: 01 May 1751 - 20 July 1751 Keeper: Peleg Folger Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Master: Benjamin Bunker Owner-Agent: Name of Vessel: Greyhound Type of Vessel: Sloop Dates of Voyage: 08 April 1753 - 03 July 1753 Keeper: Peleg Folger Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Master: Richard Pinkham Owner-Agent: Range of Voyage: Davis Straight Name of Vessel: Mary Type of Vessel: Sloop...
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Vessel Name: Vulture Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Log: Dec. 17, 1821 - Nov. 22, 1822 Keeper: Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Master: Jesse Coffin (1778-1859) Owner-Agent: Barney & Co. Range of Voyage: South Pacific Ocean
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by Marshall, Barker B.
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Vessel Name: Alabama Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Log: 26 May 1846–27 September 1850 Keeper: Barker B. Marshall Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Master: Benjamin Coggeshall Owner-Agent: John H. Shaw
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by Cash, William
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Vessel Name: Citizen Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Log: Oct. 29, 1855 - July 3, 1859 Keeper: William Cash Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Master: William Cash Owner-Agent: Charles G. & Henry Coffin Range of Voyage: South Pacific Ocean
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by Hamblin, Joseph
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Name of Vessel: Hesper Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Log: 1859-1861 Keeper: Joseph Hamblin Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Master: Joseph Hamblin Range of Voyage: Falkland Islands; Hood Island, Galapagos Islands
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by Bunker, Obed R.
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Vessel Name: Constitution Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Log: Oct. 26, 1835 - April 17, 1839 Keeper: Obed R. Bunker, Mate Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Master: Edward C. Joy Owner-Agent: Charles G. & Henry Coffin
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Vessel Name: Coquette Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Log: June 5, 1820–April 20, 1823 Port of Origin: London, England Keeper: James H. Wild Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Master: Capt. King, became ill, returned to London; John Phillips, chief mate took command Range of Voyage: South Pacific Ocean; Peru; St. Catherine's Grounds Abstract. After sailing from the Thames, the ship picked up her whaleboats at Deal, in the Channel.
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Vessel Name: Independence Dates of Voyage: November 1833–December 1835 Keeper: Milo Calkin Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Master: Isaac Brayton Owner-Agent:
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by Chase, Joseph C.
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Vessel Name: Columbia Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Log: Aug. 7, 1846 - June 12, 1850 Keeper: Joseph C. Chase Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Master: Joseph C. Chase Owner-Agent: Charles G. & Henry Coffin Range of Voyage: Pacific
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by Wyer, Charlotte Coffin
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Vessel Name: Enterprise Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Log: May 16, 1846 - Oct. 22, 1849 Keeper: Samuel C. Wyer Purpose of Voyage: Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Master: Samuel C. Wyer Owner-Agent: A.E.W. Gardner Accounts Bound with "Young Hero" (1853-54). Vessel Name: Young Hero Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Log: March 16, 1853 - Sept. 8, 1854 Keeper: Mrs. Samuel C. Wyer (Charlotte Coffin Wyer), wife Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Master: Samuel C. Wyer...
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by Beebe, Lydia Abby
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Vessel Name: Brewster Type of Vessel: Bark Dates of Log: Oct. 17, 1863 - March 31, 1865 Keeper: Lydia Abby Beebe, wife Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: New Bedford, Mass. Master: John A. Beebe Owner-Agent: J. & W.R. Wing Range of Voyage: Indian Ocean; South Pacific Ocean; Molucca Passage, Indonesia Diary on board Ship Brewster, kept by Captain's wife, Lydia Beebe.
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by Monto, Lewis
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Vessel Name: Ploughboy Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Log: October 16, 1830–March 25, 1834 Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Keeper: Lewis Monto Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Master: Nathan Chase Range of Voyage: Pacific Ocean Log also associated with Log 404 and manuscript collection MS533 Lewis Monto Papers.
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Nantucket Historical Association
by Pitman, Charles, Jr.
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A Chace-Hussey Survey exists for this volume. Vessel Name: Mary Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Log: Oct. 1, 1843 - Aug. 9, 1845 (pages excised and blank thereafter) Keeper: Charles Pitman, Jr. Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Master: Charles Pitman Jr. Owner-Agent: Daniel Jones
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Nantucket Historical Association
by Tracy, Lewis P.
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Vessel Name: Oak Type of Vessel: Bark Dates of Log: 7 January 1867 – 21 March 1867 Keeper: Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: Boston, Mass. Master: Range of Voyage: Jeremie, Haiti Vessel Name: Oak Type of Vessel: Bark Dates of Log: Nov. 16, 1869 - April 10, 1871 Keeper: Lewis P. Tracy Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Master: William B. Thompson Owner-Agent: Freeman B. Adams & Joseph B. Macy Ends in Tahiti. Last whaler from Nantucket, sold at Panama in...
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by Swain, Harriet
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Vessel Name: Bolivia Type of Vessel: Steamer Dates of Log: April 17, 1855–May 3, 1855 Port of Origin: Keeper: Harriet Swain (Captain's wife) Purpose of Voyage: Passenger Master: Range of Voyage: Peru; Panama Vessel Name: Illinois Type of Vessel: Steamer Dates of Log: May 6, 1855–May 13, 1855 Port of Origin: Keeper: Harriet Swain (Captain's wife) Purpose of Voyage: Passenger Master: Range of Voyage: Panama; New York Vessel Name: Catawba Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Log: Dec. 25, 1852 -...
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Name of Vessel: Nantucket Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Log: 14 June 1855 - 7 August 1859 Keeper: ? Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Master: Richard C. Gibbs, Sr. Chiefly weather. Name of Vessel: Norman Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Log: 21 August 1860 - 27 March 1865 Keeper: ? Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Master: Richard C. Gibbs, Sr. Chiefly weather. Hardbound, clear writing. Captain's family on board.
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Nantucket Historical Association
by Strong, Austin
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Vessel Name: Light Type of Vessel: Dates of Log: 30 April 1919 - 12 July 1923 Keeper: Austin Strong Purpose of Voyage: Cruise Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Master: Austin Strong Owner-Agent: Austin Strong Range of Voyage: New York, N.Y. Personal Diary/log "Cruise to Nantucket in a Catboat." Contains two telegrams to Austin Strong: New York, June 28, 1923, election to NYYC membership; New York, August 6, 1923, cancellation of race due to death of President Harding.
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Nantucket Historical Association
by McCleave, Henry P.
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Name of Vessel: Henry Astor Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Log: March 12, 1849–September 16, 1849 Keeper: Henry P. McCleave Purpose of Voyage: Passenger Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Master: George F. Joy San Francisco, Calif. Towed out by steamers Massachusetts and Telegraph. Reports whales sighted. Note: "22 years and 7 months passed from the time I wrote this to the time I again set foot on Nantucket after having to stay for a short time to dig gold." Second note signed Robert...
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by Chase, George G.
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Name of Vessel: Henry Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Voyage: 22 October 1836 - 15 January 1840 Keeper: George G. Chase Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Master: George G. Chase Owner-Agent: Daniel Jones
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Name of Vessel: Sarah Type of Vessel: Ship [built 1827, tonnage 495, initial voyage] Dates of Log: May 26, 1827 to April 19, 1830 Keeper: Frederick Arthur? [several] Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Master: Frederick Arthur
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Nantucket Historical Association
by Crosby, Sylvanus
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Name of Vessel: Asia Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Log: September 30, 1791–January 27, 1794 Keeper: Sylvanus Crosby Purpose of Voyage: Sealing, Whaling Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Master: Elijah Coffin Range of Voyage: Palma (La Palma), Canary Islands (sighted) - 10/31/1791. Ferro (Hierro), Canary Islands (sighted) - 10/31/91. Isle de Sal (Sal Rei), Cape Verde Islands (anchored) - 11/7/91. Bonavista (Boa Vista), Cape Verde Islands (sighted) - 11/10/91. Isle of May (Maio), Cape Verde...
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by Spencer, R.B.
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Vessel Name: Bowhead Type of Vessel: Steam Whaler Dates of Log: Aug. 17, 1905 - Nov. 12, 1906 Keeper: R.B. Spencer, Engineer Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: San Francisco, Calif. Master: John Atkins Cook; James A. Tilton Owner-Agent: John A. Cook & Co. Range of Voyage: North Pacific Ocean; Arctic Ocean Sea conditions reported Engineer's journal
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Vessel Name: Cleone Type of Vessel: Bark Dates of Log: Feb. 28, 1865 - Feb. 27, 1867 Keeper: Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: New Bedford, Mass. Master: Hervey E. Luce Owner-Agent: Edmund Maxfield
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Name of Vessel: Peru Type of Vessel: Bark Dates of Log: May 15, 1851–June 1, 1855 Keeper: Uncertain: Frederick A. Easton or other member of the Easton family. Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Master: Charles E. Starbuck
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Vessel Name: Peru Type of Vessel: Bark Dates of Log: Dec. 3, 1859 - March 1, 1862 Keeper: Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Master: Elihu F. Turner Owner-Agent: Zenas L. Adams Range of Voyage: South Pacific Ocean Some pages missing in center of book.
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Nantucket Historical Association
by Folger, William A.
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Vessel Name: Massachusetts Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Log: Sept. 28, 1856 - Oct. 27, 1858 Keeper: William A. Folger, Mate Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Master: Thomas Chatfield Owner-Agent: Zenas L. Adams Range of Voyage: Sea of Okhotsk; Cape of Good Hope Returned to Nantucket Oct. 14, 1860. Account of whale oil stored; Crew List Ship MASSACHUSETTS Tonnage: 360 Grounds: Pacific Ocean Results: 1,540 bbls. whale oil Remarks: Sent home 43,000 pounds bone; sold to...
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Vessel Name: Walter Scott Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Log: Dec. 9, 1840 - July 6, 1844 Keeper: Unknown (possibly Charles Barrett) Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Master: Cromwell Bunker Owner-Agent: Barrett & Upham Range of Voyage Massafeuro, sighted, 2/24/41, 3/20/44 Maui, anchored, 4/25-5/8/41, 10/24-11/5/41, 5/25-6/3/42, 11/6-18/42, 4/23-5/9/43, 10/17-31/43 Japan Grounds, Summer 1841, 1842, 1843 Cloud Island, sighted, 12/31/42 Oahu, laying off, 5/11-12/43;...
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Name of Vessel: Unknown Type of Vessel: Dates of Log: Unknown Keeper: Purpose of Voyage: Port of Origin: Master: An exercise book, possibly for the Coffin School, which illustrates two types of sailing. Bottom of first page: "Peter M. Coffin, Nantucket, Massachusetts, Commenced the study of Navigation November 11 in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty" Navigation by plane sailing Navigation by travers[?] sailing Rest of book used as journal. Vessel Name: American Type of...
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Nantucket Historical Association
by Morey, Elizabeth
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Vessel Name: Phoenix Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Log: July 20, 1853 - Aug. 13, 1855 Keeper: Elizabeth H. Morey, wife Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Master: Israel Morey Owner-Agent: Gardner & McCleave Range of Voyage: North Pacific Ocean; Sea of Okhotsk; Artic Ocean Sept. 2, 1853 was 19th wedding anniversary of Moreys. Discussed in The Steamboat and the Petticoat / by Anita Joyce Duneer.
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A Chace-Hussey Survey and Chase Survey exist for this volume. Name of Vessel: Aurora Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Log: April 20, 1830–April 28, 1833 Keeper: Edward C. Joy, Mate Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Master: John Hussey, Jr. A Chace-Hussey Survey and Chase Survey exist for this volume. Vessel Name: Lydia Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Log: Oct. 27, 1833 - April 23, 1835 Keeper: Edward C. Joy Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass....
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Name of Vessel: Kremlin Type of Vessel: Bark Dates of Log: October 25, 1866–April 4, 1867 Keeper: Purpose of Voyage: Trading Port of Origin: Boston, Mass. Master: James Burgess Range of Voyage: South America; Cuba; West Indies
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Vessel Name: Daniel Webster Dates of Voyage: May 1843–November 1847 Keeper: Reuben F. Starbuck Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Master: Reuben F. Starbuck Range of Voyage: Edgartown, Mass.; South Pacific; Holmes Hole, Mass. Includes letter to Capt Starbuck, D. Webster from ship Young Eagle of Nantucket B. Lotheoge [?] Master, signed by H. L. Caswell regarding the character of several people residing on the Island of Ascension. Vessel Name: Tyleston Dates of Voyage:...
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Nantucket Historical Association
by Miller, Davis C.
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Name of Vessel: Thomas Dickason Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Log: 27 July 1839–24 March 1841 Keeper: Davis C. Miller Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: Sag Harbor, N.Y. Master: Wickham Sayre Havens Range of Voyage: Sag Harbor, N.Y.; Australia Includes whale stamps, details of whaling activities, laments of homesickness and a poem to his wife, Marian Miller. p. 2-160. [p. 160 half p., p. 161-162 missing] Name of Vessel: Wickford Type of Vessel: Brig Dates of Log: 3 July 1841-2 October...
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Nantucket Historical Association
by HInckley, Timothy
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Vessel Name: Henry Astor Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Log: March 12, 1849--September 16, 1849 Keeper: Timothy Hinckley Purpose of Voyage: Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Master: George F. Joy Owner-Agent: Charles G. & Henry Coffin
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Nantucket Historical Association
by Sansbury, Obed C.
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Vessel Name: Edward Cary Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Log: May 21, 1854 - Aug. 7, 1858 Keeper: Obed C. Sansbury, 2nd Mate (boat steerer) Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Master: Perry Winslow Owner-Agent: Charles G. & Henry Coffin
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Vessel Name: Bartholomew Gosnold Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Log: June 19, 1866 to July 8, 1870 Keeper: Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: New Bedford, Mass. Master: Charles Nichols Owner-Agent: Charles R. Tucker & Co. Range of Voyage: Pacific Ocean
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Nantucket Historical Association
by Swain, Obed II
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Vessel Name: George Washington Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Log: July 25, 1844 - Aug. 2, 1847 Keeper: Obed Swain II Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: Wareham, Mass. Master: Charles C. Russell Owner-Agent: S.C. Gibbs Range of Voyage: Pacific Ocean; Bering Sea First Mate killed by a whale on Dec. 12, 1844
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Vessel Name: York Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Log: April 1849–September 1849 Keeper: William M. Barrett Purpose of Voyage: Passenger Ship Port of Origin: Boston, Mass. Master: George N. Cheever Owner-Agent: Pacific Mining Company Range of Voyage: Boston, Mass.; San Francisco, Calif.
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Cloth cover of sailcloth. Some pages blurred bound with Brig Edward (1815-1817) (1817-1818), ship Winslow and Bark Hero. Name of Vessel: Winslow Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Log: Dec. 2, 1804 - May 26, 1805 Keeper: Latham Paddock, First Mate Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: New Bedford, Mass. Master: Latham Cross Range of Voyage: Pacific Ocean Name of Vessel: Hero Type of Vessel: Bark Dates of Log: November 3, 1808–February 22, 1810 Keeper: Latham Paddock Purpose of Voyage: Whaling...
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Nantucket Historical Association
by Herman, George
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Vessel Name: Massachusetts Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Log: Feb. 18, 1854 - Aug. 24, 1854 Keeper: [George Herman] Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Master: Horace Nickerson Owner-Agent: Zenas L. Adams Range of Voyage: New Zealand; Sea of Okhotsk Fragment of log, actual voyage went from 1853-56.
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Nantucket Historical Association
by Tyler, Tobias and Charles Coffin
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Vessel Name: Three Brothers Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Log: Oct. 16, 1851 - March 16, 1854 Keeper: Tobias Tyler, Pittstown (?), Charles Coffin, Nantucket, cooper Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Master: Joseph S. Adams Owner-Agent: G. & M. Starbuck & Co.
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Nantucket Historical Association
by Cash, Azubah B. Handy
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Vessel Name: Columbia Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Log: Oct. 1, 1850 - Oct. 9, 1854 Keeper: Azubah B. Cash, wife Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Master: William Cash Owner-Agent: Charles G. & Henry Coffin Range of Voyage: Artic Ocean; Hawaii; Sea of Okhotsk; South Pacific Ocean Children were on board, son William Murray was born in Hawaii. Journal is very descriptive of life on board ship and living in Hawaii.
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